✓ Who's a Pest? || Î PDF Read by ✓ Crosby Bonsall

By Crosby Bonsall | Comments: ( 465 ) | Date: ( Oct 24, 2019 )

Homer s four sisters tell him he s a pest But he doesn t believe them And when a mysterious something or is it someone calls for help, Homer gets a chance to prove he s not the real pest after all.

  • Title: Who's a Pest?
  • Author: Crosby Bonsall
  • ISBN: 9780064440998
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Crosby Bonsall

Although Crosby Newell Bonsall studied at New York University School of Architecture and the American School of Design, she is most known for her children s books Some were published under the name Crosby Newell Her career as a children s author started as a doodle on her drawing board Later, a doll manufacturer purchased the rights to her orange haired, freckle faced rag doll who later became a character in her first book, The Surprise Party.Bonsall died in 1995.

Comments Who's a Pest?

  • Gabriel

    A simple plot, wonderfully written. Complete with memorable characters and quotations. Hurray for Homer--who else could survive that cadre of sisters? In my family we still regale each other with a slow deliberate "You're a pest!" To which one responds, of course: "Beans. I'm not a pest!"

  • Kathryn

    Well, this book certainly does bring to mind pests as the first few pages are so annoying and frustrating I almost wanted to quit reading!!! Poor Homer gets into so many confusing discussions (that, through frustration, lead to arguments) with his sisters and the woodland creatures. ARGH! These are of the variety of the "Who's on first" joke. But, the illustrations are so charming I felt compelled to keep reading and things got more complex and entertaining as the book went along. I enjoyed the [...]

  • Travelling Sunny

    While looking for a particular book in my library last night, I stumbled across my copy of this. It's a very old copy - no ISBN, it was by Crosby NEWELL Bonsall, put out by Harper & Row, Publishers, and printed in 1962. It's also been scribbled all over with a ball-point pen by (I presume) my pest of a kid brother, who's now 37 years old.I remembered loving, loving, loving this book as a kid. So, I re-read it last night. (As an adult, I can do that sort of thing and it only takes five minute [...]

  • midnightfaerie

    While this was a fun read with all it's plays on words, and the pictures kept both my 5 yr old and my twin 3 yr olds interested, in the end, my 5 yr old said he just didn't enjoy it much and didn't see himself reading it again. I think it was one of those stories you could read once, but more than once, and it would get a bit tedious. Perhaps for older children it'd be more fun.

  • Yvonne

    I have searched high and low for the book with the words "Homer, you're a pest" in it and finally found it here in someone's review! This book was my favorite as a child, but I never knew the title only remembered the story! Love it.

  • Deb

    I LOVED this story when I was younger. Having re-read it recently, I must admit that some of the subtler details went over my head back then! I look forward to reading it to my young-un.

  • Kathleen Dixon

    I keep finding books that I've had for forever but still haven't read to the grandchildren! If I recall things correctly, my mother got this ex-school library book when we were all still at home, and the reason she thought we needed it was because we always (well, we three girls anyway) used to call our youngest brother a pest. He was, though in quite a different way to young Homer in this book.Poor Homer - when your only siblings are four identical older sisters, of course you're bored and of c [...]

  • Heidi-Marie

    I love it when my mom reads this one aloud. This is one I always associate with her, and so it is very precious.5/11/10 I still love this book. I always enjoy reading it aloud. And I think the children enjoyed seeing my enjoyment. But it ended there. They didn't understand most of it. They didn't follow the story (until the very end). And it was WAY too long for them. But they sat so well and still for it and the rest of the storytime. I was very impressed with them. They did like seeing who was [...]

  • Jill Stroup

    Who's a Pest? was the first book I read by myself. The story is about a boy named Homer and his sisters, Lolly, Molly, Polly, and Dolly who think he is a pest. Homer runs into many characters who agree with the sisters and also call Homer a pest. Homer then hears someone calling for help from a hole in the ground, and goes to help them. Homer ends up saving a bear, who reassures Homer that he is not a pest at all. It is a simple children's book, but it is also fairly long. This would be good for [...]

  • Alison Steffel

    A young boy is being told by his three older sisters, a lizard, a rabbit, and some others that he is a pest until they need him once they all fall in a hole looking for a mysterious "Me" who needs help. He ends up getting them all plus a bear who turns out to be the "Me" out of a giant hole they had fallen into. There is a lot of repetitiveness between the boy and all of the other characters that children would enjoy finding patterns in. I feel like it will give them the idea to question "why" t [...]

  • Monica Marlowe

    My 7 year old son brought this home one evening for his 1st grade reading homework. There is a lot of play on words and language sparring in the book. At first I wasn't sure if he would understand, since he still reads very flatly, but then he busted out in a giggling fit. His 11 year old sister heard the laughter and joined in to listen to the second half. I read it to them so I could play up the playful dialogue and add in some voices. They were in tears, my son laughed so hard he turned brigh [...]

  • Heather

    This is one of my all-time favorite picture books. I still have the copy Mom read to us as children. It's absolutely falling apart, but I love reading it to my kids now. Homer is a misunderstood little boy whose sisters think he's a pest. (Most sisters would think this about their brothers, right?!?) The animals Homer runs into in the woods all think he's a pest for various reasons, too. In the end, he saves the day, and all is well. My son laughs each time we read this. It never gets old.Just a [...]

  • Rosa Cline

    "Who's a Pest?" This book! I read over half of it out loud to my 4 year old granddaughter and she lost intrest in it after the first few pages and I started getting a headache. It is nothing but argueing back and forth about repeating what the other said. Over and over and over etc again. Really disappointed in this book as generally I like Mr Bonsall's books

  • babyhippoface

    Just re-read this today, and I think I'm going to try it as a read-aloud to introduce the kiddos to Crosby Bonsall. The dialogue is like an Abbott & Costello routine, and I think that if I can keep all the voices straight, the kids will get a big kick out of all the confusion.

  • Grace

    I got a little tongue tied reading this one, but it turned out to be a good little story. My son liked it a lot.

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Like Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First," but longer and not as funny.

  • Lapriel

    This is a favorite from when I was a child. I've read it over and over.

  • melanie (lit*chick)

    seek out some of these retro early readers - they are a delight!

  • Mak

    One of the original grungers

  • Kate

    If you are having a bad day, read this book. It will make you laugh! "Beans" said Homer.

  • Cara

    This is my favorite children's book of all Time!

  • Duckyday

    Having read this book constantly as a child, I proclaim this my favorite book. I quote it frequently at two to two, and my most "pest"y pet is named for this Homer, not the Iliad.

  • Amanda

    Hysterical! After reading this, I just sat down and read everything else we had by Crosby Bonsall.

  • Amy

    This was one of my very favorite books growing up. I read it everyday. I still have the original copy in "well read/loved" shape.

  • Natalie Frasure

    One of my favorite "laugh out loud" books that I read over and over again as a child and now read over and over again to my children.

  • Traca

    My favorite book as a child! Anyone who loves words and plays-on-words will love this book. (Think "Who's On First" for kids!)

  • Lia

    One of my favorite childhood stories. I love Homer's antics with his hat.

  • Jennifer Lamb

    A fun book for young readers, it plays with pronouns and with the concept that everyone is a pest sometimes. Calling my son a pest is a term of endearment from this book.

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